The News

A suspect police believe is responsible for multiple purse-snatchings and cell phone thefts in Beaumont is in custody on aggravated robbery charges, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Tony Harding reported June 17.

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An accident involving two cars and a UPS truck claimed the life of a male passenger of one of the vehicles, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported in a news release on June 17.  

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A multiple-vehicle accident in Liberty County on Friday morning claimed the lives of two people and shut down a portion of State Highway 105 for several hours, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Stephanie Davis reported June 17. 

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Kristin Stanley, Niket Parikh, Fred Tally-Foos, Arin Madera, and Jose Talavera

For the next three months, three teams of bike riders from the University of Texas are taking their mission on the road, cycling from Austin to Alaska in hopes of raising awareness (and funds) for cancer research and treatment.

Along the way, 22 of the riders made a pit stop in Beaumont to get some much needed R&R, as well as food and water, at the home of Beaumont attorney and philanthropist Hubert Oxford III. Oxford’s daughter, Gabe, is also riding for the cause, taking an alternate route to the northern destination more than 4,000 miles away.

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Most students look forward to their summer holiday away from school and homework, but summer break can be a difficult time for parents who depend on the school meal programs that provide their children with healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Government data collected by the Feeding America network of food banks indicates that in 2014, 46.7 million people were in poverty, including 15.5 million children under the age of 18; and 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

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